Epson's Activity Trackers Keep an Eye On Your Heart Rate

Because you are not allowed to be a company anymore if you don't make an activity tracker, Epson is getting in on the action with its first two entries into the product category. While most of these are a dime a dozen, Epson's Pulsense products might actually have a leg up on their competition: Built-in heart-rate… » 1/06/14 7:22pm 1/06/14 7:22pm

What Type Of Watch Do You Wear?

There's been a lot of talk about smart watches lately, but most of us aren't there yet. I wear the same analog watch every day. It tells time and looks kinda nice. I feel naked if I leave the house without it. Some people are all about digital options, either because they find them easier to read or because they want… » 9/15/13 2:06pm 9/15/13 2:06pm

Qualcomm Toq Hands-On: This Is Tonnes Better Than the Galaxy Gear

Disregarding my opinion that smartwatches (unless they’re the Pebble, or something as intuitive and elegantly-executed) can all be tossed in a skip and set on fire, I’m actually really impressed after a brief play with the Qualcomm Toq (pronounced “talk,” not “toc.” Dubbed “the anti-Galaxy Gear” (by us), such is the… » 9/06/13 7:30am 9/06/13 7:30am

The first smart watches are as stupid as I imagined

After the commoditization of phones and tablets, companies are desperate to find the next big thing. Some believe that people really want smart watches. The only problem is that smart watches are stupid. » 9/04/13 6:43pm 9/04/13 6:43pm

FT: Apple Hiring Blitz Suggests the iWatch Is a Way Off

A few months ago, a rash of headlines suggested you'd be wearing an iWatch on your wrist by the end of the year. They were almost certainly wrong—and now a Financial Times report suggests we could be in for an even longer wait. » 7/15/13 3:51am 7/15/13 3:51am

Watching This Guy Make Cotton Candy Art Is Incredibly Tasty

Have you ever tried to make cotton candy? Whenever I start twirling that stick in that intimidating centrifugal force of a cotton candy machine, my cotton candy turns out lumpy, tumorous and never looks appetizing. I mean it's still delicious—like any sugary cloud would be—but it looks disgusting. This guy though,… » 12/11/12 10:00pm 12/11/12 10:00pm

The Straight-Up Nerdiest Calculator Watch on the Planet Earth

If you're going to have a calculator watch, why trifle? Why bother with something that only performs basic arithmetic? You're trying to make a statement, right: that math is important to you. You should be able to do basic operations in your head. If you're going to wear a calculator on your arm, please wear a badass… » 7/31/12 10:40pm 7/31/12 10:40pm